Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Fairs and Festivals of Gujarat


Balev and Raksha Bandhan

No festival except the Balev, when Brahmins change their sacred threads, is exclusive to any particular community or section. The same day sisters tie Rakhi on their  brother's wrist  wishing them a happy life. The day is also celebrated as Nariyeli Poonam in the coastal areas of the State, where people worship the sea offering coconuts.